MN504 | MN504 | Purdue University
Based on evidence-based research findings related to my clinical question, “What is the most effective method for improving medication compliance among elderly patients?”, I have determined that patient education is one of the best ways to improve adherence. Clear explanations to elders of why they take a drug, and the potential side effects can increase understanding and compliance with treatment plans.
To ensure that elderly patients adhere to medication, it is important for nurses to incorporate patient education in their work. It could involve having discussions about medication with patients during their routine visits. Or, providing pamphlets (such as pamphlets) that cover topic such as dosage/side effects. Setting up follow-up appointments to monitor progress and refer patients to support groups. To ensure that patients feel comfortable with their treatment, they should be able to ask questions and address concerns promptly. These strategies can be integrated into nursing practice to improve the care of elderly patients and ensure safe, effective medication use.